Friday, October 31, 2014

Beer Pong

It all started out as a typical Halloween dress up day at Lykki. But since it was beer Friday, it turned into dress up beer pong Friday. 
We found the perfect brand of beer - brewed in Kelowna. I think it will become our official Lykki brew. 

Cheers and Happy Halloween. 


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Surfs Up.

Today I'm in Tofino on a retreat with the EO Vancouver Chapter. 
This year I sit on the board so I wanted to be sure the event was exceptional. 
Of course we started out the best way possible with a chartered flight from my longtime friends at Pacific Coastal Airlines. 

Our event was held at the Blackrock resort and spa in Tofino where every room faces the ocean. A must booking if you travel to Tofino. Our retreat is a mix of learning and play with exceptional speakers and afternoon surfing lessons. 

I make sure never to miss events like this not just because of the fun, but because I always come back recharged and full of real world stories and ideas I can implement. One example is using a corporate coach, something many other members swear by. I will be enguaging one in the next 30 days as personal goal. 


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Toronto tradeshow.

Over the next few days I'll be in Toronto with some of your Lykki partners to attend the Canadian independent Stationers conference. Each year our buying group meets to exchange industry news, ideas and plan for the year. 

This year we are excited to see Canadian customers supporting local office suppliers instead of the large multi nationals like Staples, Office Depot and Grand and Toy. 
What we are learning is that the big players are declining in market share due to cutbacks that result in poor customers service while independent stationers are growing by staying focused on service service service. 

What the buying group does for the independent stationers is it allows us to buy at the same price as the big guys and offer as good or better pricing. So once price is not a factor what is left is service and customers would rather support a local supplier with exceptional service and prices over a large US based multi national. 

Things are looking bright for 2015. 


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Lykkiplex Beach Huts

More decorating at the Lykkiplex. 
This time we are finishing off our meeting rooms to look like little beach cottages. Also we took our storage room door and made it into an old English telephone booth just the the one you can find at the end of the dock at Marina Cay in the British Virgin Islands. 

We don't really have and special drawings or design, we are just making it up as we go along and I think that makes for the best look. Just wing it and see how it turns out. So far so good don't you think?